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San Francisco Center for the Book Open House

On Friday, April 26, 2013, join us for an evening of art, printing and bookbinding. Celebrate our new home at 375 Rhode Island Street. There will be printing demonstrations, learn simple bookbinding techniques to make a keepsake, try your hand at calligraphy or make some artist trading cards. We’ll be celebrating from 6:00 – 9:00pm […]

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San Francisco Center for the Book Shines a Spotlight on the Career of Artist & Scholar Johanna Drucker. Druckworks: A 40 Year Retrospective of Letterpress Artist Books

The San Francisco Center for the Book will exhibit “Druckworks,” a comprehensive survey of artworks by artist and scholar Johanna Drucker, featuring more than 60 books as well as graphic art, letterpress printing and visual projects produced over the last 40 years. May 24 – August 24, 2013 The San Francisco Center for the Book […]

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Johanna Drucker: Druckworks at SFCB May 24th – August 24, 2013

Johanna Drucker is a scholar, writer, and artist known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Her most recent titles include SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Speculative Computing (Chicago, 2009), and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (Pearson, 2008). Digital
Humanities: Theory in Practice, co-authored with Anne […]

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How Extraordinary Books Are Made | A Fundraising Event at 826 Valencia

The Night Writer Society of 826 Valencia is proud to present a seminar on bookmaking (for aspiring or current bookmakers) and fundraising event on March 15, 2013 from 7:30 – 9:00. THE SECRETS OF FANTASTICALLY DIFFERENT BOOKS REVEALED TO AN ENRAPTURED AUDIENCE The event will feature Rhiannon Alpers, SF Center for the Book Studio Manager, […]

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Join us for our open house and celebration!

On Friday, April 26th, from 6:00 to 9:00pm, we’re celebrating our new home at 375 Rhode Island Street. Come and join us for demos and hands-on activities with many of our fantastic instructors! This is a free event, so be sure to stop by with your friends to kick off your weekend with some fun […]

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2012 Al-Mutanabbi Street Anniversary Reading at the Double Elephant Print Workshop

The San Francisco Center for the Book will host an anniversary reading to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad Iraq on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. For the fifth anniversary, in 2012, the Double Elephant Print Workshop in the UK, held an anniversary reading and we are sharing the video recording […]

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Beau Beausoleil: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Beau Beausoleil is the founder and custodian of the Al=-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. He is a passionate speaker about the tragedy of the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street and it’s impact on the global family of poets, writers and artists. This video is a recording of a panel discussion regarding the broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street […]

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In the Economist: Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Mark your calendar to attend the opening of “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” at the San Francisco Center for the Book on Friday, February 1, 2013. The exhibition runs through May 1, 2013 at the new SFCB location at 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco. For more information visit our website at http://sfcb.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/al-mutanabbi-street-starts-here Beau Beausoleil, the […]

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Sharing: Life’s the Thing | Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

From Beau Beausoleil, founder of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Project. “A really wonderful commentary on our anthology, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, but also a deep reflection and consideration of the street that goes beyond the margins. He breathes life into each of the pieces of writing that he encounters, more like a friend sitting across from […]

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Q+A With SFCB Artist-in-Residence Paolo Salvagione

Rhiannon Alpers,San Francisco Center for the Book Imprint Studio Manager posed a series of questions to SFCB’s 2012 Artist in Residence, Paolo Salvagione, with whom she has been collaborating on the most recent Imprint Edition which will preview on November 2, 2012. What was your first encounter with book arts? My childhood was filled with […]

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